Sanguisorba officinalis

Scientific name: Sanguisorba officinalis


Common names: “Greater burnet” “Burnet bloodwort”

Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial


Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun best – part shade

Exposure: Exposed

Soil: Fertile soil

Moisture: Evenly moist well drained


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Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W

Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves with rounded or oblong leaflets

Flower: Maroon flowers in dense, rounded or oval spikesImage result for sanguisorba officinalis

Maintenance: Low, flower stems may require support, rhizomes can be invasive and spread

Landscape use: Flower border, wildflower meadow

Propagate: By seed and division

Pests & Disease: Pest and disease free

*Deer resistant

Comments: Adds tasty little berries of colour

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